Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway - Colorado

Department of Transportation.

Colorado's Santa Fe Trail follows the path of caravans of traders. View existing historic sites, including trading posts, stage stops, graves, and ruins. Discover an undisturbed, pristine landscape while observing a diversity of wildlife habitats. Archaeological sites include pictographs, petroglyphs, Native American teepee rings, fire circles, and dinosaur tracks.


Getting to the Byway:

###Denver, CO to Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway### * Take I-25 south toward Pueblo. * In Pueblo merge onto US-50 east. * Follow US-50 until La Junta where you will join the byway.

Navigating the Byway:
* The Colorado section of the Santa Fe Trail starts at the state line of Colorado and Kansas on US 50. * Drive west on US 50 to Gulf Ave in Granada, CO. * Continue west on Gulf Ave to Main St. in Lamar, CO, then continue north to US 50. * Continue west on US 50 to Bent Ave. * Drive south to Ambassador Thompson Blvd, then head west to E. 1st Dr. * Make your way west to Barnes Ave, then south to W. 5th St. * Continue west to Potter Dr. and then southwest to John F. Kennedy Memorial Hwy. * Drive south on John F. Kennedy Memorial Hwy to the state line of Colorado and New Mexico, where the Colorado section ends.

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